20 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies
It’s just not the holidays until you’re swooning over the cozy romance of a Hallmark Christmas movie. Here are the heartwarming movies fans love the most.
The Christmas Card
For Christmas magic, look no further than Hallmark Christmas movies. This sweeping, romantic story is about a Christmas card sent to a faraway soldier in Afghanistan. When the letter gets passed to another soldier, Cody, he’s determined to find the woman who sent it. They meet in Nevada City and sparks fly, but she’s involved with another man who’s just not in the relationship for the right reasons. Fans love this film for the way it honors military service and presents the power of letters sent to overseas soldiers.
A Very Merry Mix-up
The winning Alicia Witt stars as Alice, a woman traveling to meet her future in-laws over Christmas. After a series of mishaps, she finds herself delighted by her financé’s brother and his wonderful family. She feels so at home. But is this really her financé’s family or do they just share his last name? Get ready for a heartwarming and jolly mix-up that fans of Hallmark Christmas movies enjoy again and again.
Christmas with Holly
Fans love this tale that features the magic and delight of toy stores at Christmas. Six-year-old Holly doesn’t speak after a tragic accident leaves her in the care of her three uncles who live in a small harbor town. Soon, the local toy store provides a captivating haven for Holly. The proprietor, Maggie, was recently jilted and she just might find a dose of unexpected romance with Holly’s Uncle Mark.
Let It Snow
This fan favorite stars Candace Cameron Bure of Full House fame as a Grinch-like executive who just doesn’t do Christmas. She undergoes an unexpected change trying to transform an old-fashioned ski lodge into a hip winter hot spot. Her property guide, played by noted Christmas Hallmark movies hunk Jesse Hutch, gets her to rethink her views on Christmas and romance. Alan Thicke stars as the distant dad who needs to learn about the importance of Christmas, too. It’s a heartwarming story about “the gift of love” at Christmas and the joy of family tradition. Here are more Christmas movies to get you in the holiday spirit.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Jenn is a single mom (and a Christmas Scrooge) who is parenting a little boy who doesn’t believe in Santa. When the uncle who raised her (played by the lovable Henry Winkler of Fonzie fame) arrives for a holiday visit, he brings along Morgan, the handsome stranger he met on his flight. When Morgan’s flight gets canceled and he needs a place to stay, he bunks in with Jenn and her son. Morgan’s adventurous spirit creates Christmas magic for the little boy, and he just might be stealing Jenn’s heart as well. Fans fall hard for this sweet tale of homebound Christmas romance. Here are 15 of the best Christmas movies for kids.
One Starry Christmas
Fans love the formula of Hallmark Christmas movies. Boy meets girl, and girl is inevitably dating the wrong guy. In the case of One Starry Christmas, Holly’s boyfriend abandons her over the holidays, but the romantic cowboy Luke comes along. The two bond over their love of constellations. Get ready for stars in your eyes and a twinkle in your heart.
The Heart of Christmas
Devoted fans of Hallmark Christmas movies cry tears of joy over this touching story of an ailing boy who desperately needs a heart transplant on Christmas Eve. Teri Polo stars as a mom determined to keep faith even as a snowstorm threatens to keep help at bay. Christmas traditions and neighbors coming together help the family find light at a desperate time.
Alexa and Carlos PenaVega (married in real life!) star as dance partner sweethearts in the first Hallmark Christmas movie to cast people of color in the leading roles. In Enchanted Christmas, Alexa plays an interior designer who returns to Utah to help remodel a rundown hotel just in time for Christmas. Her ex-boyfriend (played by Carlos) is on hand to rekindle their old romance as they rehearse for a Christmas Eve dance extravaganza. Fans have fallen in love with the romantic, sweep-you-off-your-feet dancing.
A Christmas Melody
Mariah Carey lends her star power and directing chops to this beloved Hallmark Christmas movie about a school’s “snowflake pageant.” Lacey Chabert stars as the leading lady, a single mom who returns to her Ohio hometown to start over. She finds herself smack dab in the middle of her old high school rivalry with Carey’s character—now PTA president. With dollops of Christmas spirit, the two work out their differences and put on a great show. The hunky music teacher is on hand to add some magical romance for Chabert. Check out these festive events around the country to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Hallmark movie queen Lacey Chabert plays a lovelorn woman who asks Santa for true love for Christmas. The jolly old guy just might deliver! Fans love the feel-good, heartwarming Matchmaker Santa as Chabert’s character figures out that she might be dating the wrong guy. Why does she get along so well with his hunky assistant? Florence Henderson’s on board to add to the Christmas charm.